Published on July 12th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Jaguar Land Rover Unveils An All-New Family Of Engines Called Ingenium
After years of sharing engine technology with previous parent Ford, Jaguar Land Rover unveils a new line of 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol and diesel engines which will replace the Ford-sourced four-cylinder engines currently used by Jaguar and Land Rover. These include the 2.2-liter diesel engine (Duratorq) as well as the 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine (EcoBoost) found in Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover LR2 and Jaguar XF sedan.
JLR says that both Ingenium engines will offer better performance than the four-cylinder engine it uses today while reducing CO2 emissions as well. This will be accomplished with modern designs that include central direct high-pressure fuel injection, variable valve timing and start-stop technology not to mention the fact that the new engines weight about 176 pounds less. The first Ingenium will be AJ200D diesel engine, which is said to reduce friction by 17 percent compared to the 2.2-liter diesel.
“Customers around the world are increasingly demanding cleaner-running, more efficient vehicles that maintain or even enhance the performance attributes expected of a rugged all-terrain vehicle or a high performance car. Our Ingenium engines deliver this to a new level,” said Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart, Jaguar Land Rover group engineering director.
There is still no word as to what type of output or fuel economy the Ingenium engines are expected to return or which vehicles they will be used in, but production will start early next year at JLR’s all-new Engine Manufacturing Centre near Wolverhampton UK.
As for the Ford-blood remaining at JLR, the new engines will finally break Jaguar from its direct Ford roots, but Land Rover continues to use the Ford EUCD platform on the LR2 and Evoque, which shared with various European Ford products as well as most current midsize Volvo cars, crossovers and wagons.